When putting Youtube videos on a page where the Youtube video was near the top, I was having an issue where the drop down menu would go behind the video.  Here is the code to properly put a youtube video on your Joomla page and to ensure that the menu is on top.  The key is the wmode="transparent"

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<p style="text-align: center;"><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/VIDEOLETTERSHERE&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" wmode="transparent" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></p>
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Note: You'll want to adjust the width, height, and VIDEOLETTERSHERE to correspond to your youtube video.